Contrary to what the weather is presently portraying, summer is only a couple of months away. Warm sunshine, picnics and barbeques, fun fashion and al fresco, it’s enough to put a smile on anyone’s face and what better place to celebrate the summer than the South West? Renowned as one the most picturesque and peaceful regions in England, there’s always so much to do in the numerous cities, town and villages, not to forget the rolling countryside too. However, so many options can often be overwhelming so here are three simple, easy ideas on ways that you can enjoy the South West this summer.
1. For the Family: Book a Cottage
Summer holidays. Those notorious periods when you’re happy that after-school classes are on a break but stuck with how to keep the kids active and entertained. Booking a cottage for a week or a long weekend can be a fantastic way to take the kids on an adventure and get the family together. You can find hundreds of cottages with a range of numbers of rooms and extra facilities but just be sure to book with a reliable company like Tor Farm for a guaranteed great experience. The younger ones will love a swimming pool to splash in whereas grandparents and older members might enjoy an open fire and relaxing comforts. Whatever your family is like, renting a cottage is a perfect way to bond as a family and enjoy the summer sun.
2. For the Music Lovers: Find a Festival
One of the world’s most famous music festivals comes to the South West of England every year. The peaceful Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset is taken over by spectacular stages, tents and activities for music lovers or happy campers looking for a great outdoor experience. There are plenty of other festivals during the summer months of June, July and August so check out the listings online to see what you fancy.
3. For the Couples: A Romantic Road Trip
Summer provides the perfect time for a getaway and the chance to spend quality time with the person you love. Personalise your romantic trip through the South West by packing up the car and driving through the stunning scenic countryside and quaint villages of The Cotswolds. Be sure to visit Bourton on the Water, a town known as England’s own Little Venice and relax in a beautiful hotel while sampling wine and fine cuisine after the long drive.
There’s so much on offer in the region that you’re really spoilt for choice this summer. Be sure to plan ahead and book in early before peak travellers to get the best deals at cheaper prices.